Here’s some of the stories that caught our eye this week:
A patient led appointment system – supporting continuity and shared decision making Dr Ben Jackson, a GP Partner at Conisbrough Group Practice, Doncaster talks about his success of a new patient led appointment system.
What to call junior doctors – a patient’s perspective – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh have recently called for a change in the way we refer to junior doctors – “junior” and “trainee” sound too pejorative and affects the morale of these “highly skilled and dedicated professionals.”
We need to talk about caring: dealing with difficult conversations – a survey from the British Geriatric Association found that while four out of five people agree that it’s important to discuss key topics like housing and care in old age, less than a third of British adults have ever had a conversation of this kind with a family member.
New ‘dementia atlas’ reveals disparity in care across England – a dementia atlas shows care review performed for less than half of patients in some parts of country but for nine out of ten others.
Comment below to share your views on them, or add your favourite pieces from this week.